Entergy Louisiana is expanding a substation in Ponchatoula along Highway 22 to improve the electric system that serves approximately 18,000 residential and business customers in the area, including a local hospital.
Entergy Louisiana crews and contractors will be performing significant reliability work on its electric system over the next six months in rural areas west and south of Baton Rouge.
The Montgomery County Power Station is a state-of-the-art natural gas power plant that provides 993 megawatts of clean, affordable and efficient energy to power over 184,000 homes.
The next phase of construction includes installing utility poles and lines, building new distribution lines and setting the foundation for new substation sites.
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The replacement of the wood structures represents the majority of a $28 million annual investment Entergy Mississippi is making to harden the grid. So far, more than 1,000 aged wood structures have been replaced.
Entergy Louisiana recently completed construction of a transmission project that adds resiliency and increases reliability to the electrical grid in southwest Louisiana. The completion of this project will also help attract new economic development projects to the region and benefit existing residential, commercial and industrial customers in the area.
The proposal benefits customers, supports growth in Southeast Texas and helps strengthen the state’s economy.